nyhazmat's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Scott
Beneficiary's Name: Mila
VJ Member: nyhazmat
Country: Ukraine

Last Updated: 2011-10-26
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Immigration Checklist for Scott & Mila:

USCIS I-129F Petition:      
Dept of State K1 Visa:    
USCIS I-485 Petition:  
USCIS I-765 Petition:      
USCIS I-131 Petition:      
USCIS I-751 Petition:  
USCIS N-400 Petition:  

K1 Visa
Event Date
Service Center : Vermont Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : Ukraine
I-129F Sent : 2006-10-23
I-129F NOA1 : 2006-10-26
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2006-11-02
NVC Received : 2006-11-06
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2006-11-08
Consulate Received : 2006-11-14
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent : 2006-12-04
Packet 4 Received : 2006-12-08
Interview Date : 2006-12-21
Interview Result :
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2006-12-21
US Entry : 2007-01-05
Marriage : 2007-02-24
Comments : No IMBRA involvement. Received mailed copies of Packets 3 and 4 after everything was complete. Packet 4 received via e-mail. Received temporary work authorization at JFK upon entry. Married and happy, next up AOS...Here we go again.
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 7 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 56 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : JFK
POE Date : 2007-01-05
Got EAD Stamp : Yes,Passport Stamp
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : Just slow workers, not alot of motivation.

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Buffalo NY
Date Filed : 2007-04-12
NOA Date : 2007-04-19
RFE(s) : No way!
Bio. Appt. : 2007-05-17
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date : 2007-06-18
Approval / Denial Date : 2007-06-18
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : Yes
Greencard Received: 2007-06-29
Comments : The interview took 15 minutes, only asked for a couple of weddings pictures. Thank you to everybody that helped. Card production e-mail received on 6-19-07

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : Vermont Service Center
Date Filed : 2009-05-02
NOA Date : 2009-07-29
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2009-06-11
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2009-09-24
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Green Card Received :
Comments : NOA1 dated July 29 with a receipt date of May 8...Approval e-mail received 9-28, approval date 9/24/09

Event Date
Service Center : Dallas/Lewisville TX Lockbox
CIS Office : Greer SC
Date Filed : 2010-10-19
NOA Date : 2010-10-25
Bio. Appt. : 2010-11-23
Interview Date : 2011-03-16
Approved : Yes
Oath Ceremony : 2011-09-16
Comments : Great office, Greer, SC. 40 minutes in and out. Nice people, helpful.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Ukraine
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : January 17, 2007
Embassy Review : Foe the interview process they are first rate. Leading up to the interview it depends upon who answers the phone. There seems to be one woman and one man that take calls in the Consulate section. The woman that answers will look things up and give you good information. But, if the man answers he is lazy, rude, and seems to just put you on hold and then come back with a negative answer. Our package arrived on Nov 13 and they sent out Packet 3 on the 16th. I kept calling and the man told me that they had not received the package. On Dec 4 as I was leaving for Kiev I was lucky and got the woman. She told me when the package had been received and that they had sent out Packet 3. I stopped and e-mailed our response to Packet 3 and 4 days later we received a message scheduling her interview. Again, their website seems to have a disconnect, in this case I was happy about it. The website said that they were scheduling interviews for mid-January yet they gave us a mid-December interview. The interview and related process was awsome. The people were GREAT! The interviewer was a little amused by some of her answers and smiled a lot at her. She was very nervous and was expecting the worst...It never happened. The interviewer said the she should receive her visa the next day. After the interview we paid their sub-contract Fed-Ex, not a real Fed-Ex trust me, and went home. That evening we called "Fed-Ex", no answer...ever! The next day we called the Consulate and suprise, the man, the one that lies, said that it would take a few weeks to issue the visa! We wnt to Fed-Ex that afternoon and, hmmm, there was her visa. She is here now and my advise would be, if the man at the Consulate answers the phone hang up and try again...Good luck to everyone.
Rating : Good

POE Review: JFK
Event Description
Entry Date : 2007-01-05
Embassy Review : Just slow workers, not alot of motivation.
Harassment Level : Low

Local US CIS Office Review: Buffalo NY
Review Topic: cis_topic
Event Description
Review Date : June 18, 2007
Embassy Review : Everything about this office is good. The entry through security, biometrics, and finally the AOS interview. The woman was friendly and interacted. She was well prepared and knew what she was looking for and understood that she deals with nervous people. She only asked to see a few wedding pictures. The package that I had sent her was complete and that seemed to help. She also asked how we met as my wife is Ukrainian and we met in Canada....It's a long story best told over a cold one.
Harassment Level : Very Good

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